I ventured into the world of Urban Decay eyeshadows relatively recently which, I admit, is a crime for an eyeshadow lover as I am as their eyeshadows are recognised as some of the best on the market. Faced with an extensive choice of shades and finishes in their London Covent Garden store I had a really difficult job of choosing just a few. They all swatched beautifully – I haven’t noticed any issues with pigmentation and they all felt very soft and velvety. Impressive, considering there must be over sixty shades in Urban Decay’s eyeshadow collection.
At the end I went for Roach, Rockstar and Virgin eyeshadows as I knew those are the shades I would use a lot.
Roach is a warm, bronzy brown with multi coloured sparkle. It has red undertone and a slightly gold, metallic finish.
Rockstar is an aubergine purple, with grey undertone and soft metallic finish.
Virgin is a soft, light, cool toned beige. It is a great nude shade with pearl finish. It’s perfect for the inner corner of the eyes and great as a highlight on lighter skin tones.
All three eyeshadows have a very smooth formula that is easy to apply and blend. They are long lasting when used over an eyeshadow primer, the colour starts fading away after 8 hours of wear.
Due to the soft texture of these eyeshadows they can be a bit powdery depending on which brush you use to apply them. Not a huge minus as far as I’m concerned as they perform so well otherwise and the shades are so beautiful. I’ve been using them a lot lately and I find them well worth the money. I’ll be going back for more!
Urban Decay mono eyeshadows retail at £14/1.5g.